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The biology of animal stress: basic principles and implications for animal welfare.

Book cover for The biology of animal stress: basic principles and implications for animal welfare.


This book brings together a range of scientific perspectives from biomedical research on stress and welfare, and assesses new approaches to conceptualizing and alleviating stress. While much of the focus in on conventional farm animals, there is also consideration of fishes, laboratory animals and zoo animals. The 30 contributors include leading authorities from North America, Europe, New Zealand ...

Chapter 5 (Page no: 111)

Immune system response to stress.

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Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Biological response to stress: implications for animal welfare. Author(s): Moberg, G. P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Some issues in the interpretation of behavioural responses to stress. Author(s): Rushen, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 43) Neuroendocrine responses to stress. Author(s): Matteri, R. L. Carroll, J. A. Dyer, C. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 77) The metabolic consequences of stress: targets for stress and priorities of nutrient use. Author(s): Elsasser, T. H. Klasing, K. C. Filipov, N. Thompson, F.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 123) Hands-on and hands-off measurement of stress. Author(s): Cook, C. J. Mellor, D. J. Harris, P. J. Ingram, J. R. Matthews, L. R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 147) Accumulation and long-term effects of stress in fish. Author(s): Schreck, C. B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 159) Chronic intermittent stress: a model for the study of long-term stressors. Author(s): Ladewig, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 171) Quantifying some responses to pain as a stressor. Author(s): Mellor, D. J. Cook, C. J. Stafford, K. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 199) Multiple factors controlling behaviour: implications for stress and welfare. Author(s): Toates, F.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 227) Chronic social stress: studies in non-human primates. Author(s): Mendoza, S. P. Capitanio, J. P. Mason, W. A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 249) Consequences of stress during development. Author(s): Lay, D. C., Jr.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 269) Early developmental influences of experience on behaviour, temperament and stress. Author(s): Mason, W. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 291) Genetic selection to reduce stress in animals. Author(s): Pottinger, T. G.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 309) Human-animal interactions and animal stress. Author(s): Hemsworth, P. H. Barnett, J. L.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 337) Alleviating stress in zoo animals with environmental enrichment. Author(s): Carlstead, K. Shepherdson, D.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 355) Understanding the role of stress in animal welfare: practical considerations. Author(s): Wolfle, T. L.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, 228 Veterinary Medical Sciences, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2000
  • ISBN
  • 9780851993591
  • Record Number
  • 20002214778